12 Days left to Nordic Business Forum 2023! This year, we have a lineup of 12 extraordinary speakers. Here is an introduction to them and their session topics in preparation for the event.
Patrick Lencioni – Teamwork Simplified
Patrick Lencioni is the founder and president of The Table Group, a firm dedicated to promoting human dignity in the world of work. For the past twenty-five years, Pat and his team have been providing organizations with ideas, products, and services that improve teamwork, clarity, and employee engagement.
Pat’s passion for organizations and the people who work in them is reflected in his writing, speaking, and executive consulting. He is the author of over a dozen best sellers, and after twenty years in print, his classic book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, remains a fixture on national best-seller lists. His most recent book, The Six Types of Working Genius, is designed to help people find joy and energy in their work. His keynote at Nordic Business Forum 2023 will also address the topic of teamwork and how to lead high-performing teams.
Jos de Blok – How to Create a Striving Organization without Administrative Burden
Jos de Blok is the founder and CEO of Buurtzorg (neighborhood nursing), a Dutch organization with more than 15,000 employees, offering community-based (home) care services to more than 80,000 patients a year. Founded in 2006 with a team of four nurses, Buurtzorg has transformed home-based healthcare and has created an innovative method for nursing care at home.
Jos is an advocate for self-managing teams and lessening administrative burden in organizations to make them more productive and innovative. At the event, he will discuss how to create such organizations and foster a culture of trust and innovation.
Rebecca Henderson – Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire
Rebecca Henderson is a professor at Harvard University, where she teaches an award-winning MBA class, “Reimagining Capitalism,” which is also the name of the book she authored in 2020. She has been a leading authority in organizational and strategic change for over 30 years. Today, her work focuses on purpose-driven capitalism and the role of business leaders at every level in changing the current system.
Rebecca believes business enterprise is one of the most powerful forces on the planet when it comes to effecting positive change – but that it must move quickly if we are to address the problems the world faces successfully. At NBForum 2023, Rebecca will be discussing this issue and how we can reimagine capitalism for the better.
Maryna Saprykina – Ukrainian Grit: Empowering Global Business with Extreme Resilience
Maryna Saprykina is the CEO of CSR Ukraine, the Founder of Ukrainian Women’s Entrepreneurs Hub, and the Winner of the Speaker Contest 2023. Having worked in sustainability for 13 years, Maryna has impressive experience in finding the best sustainability solutions for companies. Due to the war in Ukraine, Maryna has witnessed firsthand the resilience of Ukrainian businesses in times of war.
At this year’s event, Maryna shares the resilient journey of Ukrainian companies amidst the war. We will learn how the challenges and survival stories of Ukrainian companies can empower businesses all around the world and get a new perspective on business resilience.
Mo Gawdat – AI Today, Tomorrow and How You Can Save Our World
Mo Gawdat is the former Chief Business Officer of Google [X] (‘the moonshot factory’), the current Chief AI Officer of Flight Story, and the author of bestseller Scary Smart, one of the earliest books written on the dangers of unregulated AI and how we can fight back. His recent appearances on podcasts discussing the ethics and future of AI have garnered millions of views.
In his talk, Mo openly discusses the current rate of advancement of AI and the expected technological innovation that will follow. He will address the pressing ethical questions underlying our future with AI and how we can ensure that it will become a driver for positive change.
Scott Galloway – Unpacking the AI Burst and Current Market Conditions
Scott Galloway has served on the board of directors of The New York Times Company, Urban Outfitters, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, Panera Bread, and Ledger. He reaches an audience of millions through his popular podcasts, newsletter, and YouTube channel. Scott is also the New York Times–bestselling author of four books and is a Professor of Marketing at NYU Stern.
In his session at NBForum 2023, Scott will present his insights and analysis on the economy and the explosive growth of AI, unpacking current market conditions and their implications for businesses and leadership.
Nicolai Tangen – The Power of Change
Nicolai Tangen is responsible for the management of the Government Pension Fund Global and joined Norges Bank Investment Management as CEO in September 2020. He was previously the CEO and CIO at AKO Capital, which he founded in 2005. He also set up the AKO Foundation in 2013, which supports charitable initiatives to improve education, promote the arts, and mitigate climate problems.
In Norwegian Pension Fund Global’s podcast “In Good Company,” Nicolai has had various conversations with the top leaders in the world. At NBForum 2023, he will be discussing the things we can learn from these leaders and how we can cultivate the power of change.
Tim Ferriss – Productivity and Innovation
Tim Ferriss is an early-stage technology investor and advisor and the author of five New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers, including The 4-Hour Workweek and Tools of Titans. The Tim Ferriss Show podcast has now exceeded 900 million downloads and is one of the most popular interview/business podcasts in the world.
In his session at the event, Tim will guide us in unlocking our potential and revolutionizing our approach to productivity and innovation. He will share practical strategies and effective habits, leaving us with actionable takeaways to level up our personal and professional lives.
Amy Webb – The Futures of Artificial Intelligence
Amy Webb is a quantitative futurist and tech leader, who provides strategic foresight and forecasting crucial to businesses in uncertainty and times of transformation. he is the founder and CEO of the Future Today Institute, a leading foresight and strategy firm that helps leaders and organizations prepare for complex futures.
As artificial intelligence is reshaping business, privacy, commerce, agriculture, warfare, healthcare, education, and even our relationships, Amy will be exploring the possible future of AI at NBForum 2023. She will explain what your business needs to know about AI and how you can achieve your preferred future with it.
Mikko Hyppönen – Underestimated AI
Mikko Hyppönen is a global security expert, speaker, and author. He works as the Chief Research Officer at WithSecure and as the Principal Research Advisor at F-Secure. He has written about his research in the New York Times, Wired, and Scientific American and has also published a book titled If It’s Smart, It’s Vulnerable, discussing cybersecurity.
As the CRO of a leading cyber security corporation, Mikko has been monitoring how cybercriminals work. In his speech at the event, he will discuss how AI can be used for both bad and good and what mistakes business leaders should avoid regarding AI.
Sheena Iyengar – Think Bigger: Mastering Innovation
Researcher, author, and professor Sheena Iyengar explores the psychology of choice and decision-making, leveraging neurological and cognitive science to generate, identify, and cultivate innovation in organizations. She has also written an acclaimed book on The Art of Choosing and is working on a new book that examines how we understand identity and define what it means to be authentic in a technologically advanced world.
During her session at the event, you will learn how to use practical tools to unlock new, efficient ways to problem-solve and innovate creatively. She will help us understand decision-making and how to utilize it to supercharge innovation.
Malala Yousafzai – Creating Change
Malala Yousafzai began her activism at age 11 when she anonymously blogged about life under the Taliban in Pakistan’s Swat Valley, particularly the ban on girls’ education. At age 15, she was shot in the head by the Taliban for speaking out. After many months of surgery and rehabilitation in the United Kingdom, she founded the Malala Fund with her father Ziauddin. A year later, Malala received the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her work for education and equality.
In her enlightening session, Malala will guide us through her unique experiences and how they have informed her strategies for enacting global change. She will offer practical advice on instigating and managing change that business leaders can apply within their organizations. She will underscore the vital role that businesses can play in fostering global development, furthering education, and advancing equality, providing concrete takeaways for leaders committed to sustainable and ethical practices.